GracePointe Church in Nashville has been in a three-year discernment process about the role of LGBT people in the church. Now, TIME Magazine reports that the church has come out in support of LGBT people and their full participation in the church.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld anti-gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. This is the first federal appeals court ruling that has upheld bans on marriage for same-sex couples. Four other circuits have ruled in favor of marriage equality.
On this Wednesday, August 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will review same-sex marriage cases from each of the four states in its geographic area – Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Tennessee advocate and Spirit Day Ambassador, Marcel Neergaard, has written another essay for the Huffington Post. He described returning to school, what challenges he continues to face, and how he continues to advocate for LGBT students.